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E is for Eames

By: Lilybee Nov 19, 2008

This poster rather occupies the space between curbly and weebabystuff, sure it's an alphabet poster, but WHAT an alphabet poster.


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While most of us are pretty familiar with our ABC's it's nice to have a visual reminder of our Aalto, Bertoia and Castiglioni's complete with a silhouette of their iconic pieces.

The handprinted poster measures 11" x 17" and will set you back a very reasonable $35 find it here

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How To 'Make' Soap Cupcakes

By: Lilybee Nov 19, 2008

created on: 11/18/08

I love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do, as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.

Before we start I have to say that I know the 'icing' on these is pretty lame, certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every Continue Reading

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How to make star garland out of plastic bottles.

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2008

Seriously, who would have imagined these stars started out as plastic bottle bottoms?? And to make this project even better, it's super easy to do!

To make a garland consisting of 5 stars & 3 snowflakes, you'll need:

  • 8 plastic bottles
  • a scissors
  • a needle or small hole punch
  • string
  • clear beads

For the entire tutorial, go to Esprit Cabane. Via.





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3D Puzzle Christmas Tree

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2008

Made from 100% recycled cardboard, Pop Deluxe's new laser-cut Snowflake Tree puzzle ($17) comes is kraft brown or white. It measures 10 x 10 x 13, and although they can be decorated with paint, glitter and such it seems unnecessary. Their simplicity is rather elegant.


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Sewing Paper: A Tutorial

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2008

Julia over on Belle Papier has an excellent tutorial explaining how to use a sewing machine to sew paper to paper. This practice is popular among those of us who make greeting cards, but it could be a fantastic way to fabricate an art piece.

Some of Julia’s suggestions:

  • If you don’t have an electronic sewing machine automatically corrects tension, check your tension on a scrap piece of paper, and adjust as necessary.
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Joy's Circles of Blankety Goodness

By: Lilybee Nov 18, 2008

A chum of mine has just finished this lovely bit of loveliness: created on: 11/18/08

It's a blanket made of knitted circles with crocheted edges. Joy has been working on it for an age, and says that while the pattern (which she learnt at The Knit Cafe here in Toronto) is simple it is labour intensive, as it takes 300(!) circles to make a good-sized blanket.  But  what a great, fun, and elegant  way to use up scraps of yarn.Continue Reading

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Useful Labels From The Small Object

By: Lilybee Nov 18, 2008

I love The Small Object, I find Sarah Neuburger's teeny doodle folks and their interesting life stories completely charming.  While there is always room in life for little woodland pals stamps, $18,

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she does more obviously useful stuff too, like these fabby freezer labels, $6

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Make a Modern Paper Chain

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2008

Conventional paper chains are so last century. Heck, they’re so two centuries ago! (Not to mention so second grade.) Jeffery over at CraftStylish has reinterpreted this classic, putting a completely modern and grown-up, not to mention GORGEOUS, spin to it. The materials you need to replicate Jeffery’s design are minimal enough and include:

  • Medium weight paper
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FREE Amy Butler Snow Mum Pillow Pattern

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2008

created on: 11/18/08

Amy Butler has several free patterns on her website, but the Snow Mum Pillow Pattern is by far my favorite. It's fresh, delicate and modern. Available in PDF format, the pattern includes ‘instructions, measurements and pattern pieces.’

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Totally DIYable Wine Cooler Sleeves

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2008

Check out these cheeky Wine Sleeves from Urban Outfitters. They're 4.5" in diameter and 12" high and at 20 bucks a piece they're not too expensive, BUT a trip to Good Will could produce the goods to make several for that price! If I were making one, I'd fit the shirt sleeve inside the suit sleeve, pin them in place, turn them inside out and then sew a seam across the bottom, as suggested in the pic below. What to do with the middle part ofContinue Reading

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